In an attempt to fortify their frontcourt depth, the San Antonio Spurs signed former Fort Wayne Mad Ant Ben Moore to a two-way contract.
The San Antonio Spurs front office executed their first roster change of the season by signing forward Ben Moore to a two-way contract, as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania on Saturday evening. Moore was waived by the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 3 and will head to Austin to join San Antonio’s G League affiliate Austin Spurs.
The product of Southern Methodist University went undrafted in 2017 and was picked up by the Pacers as a free agent for the 2017 Summer League. He signed to a two-way contract with Indiana shortly thereafter.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 18, 2018
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Through five games in the 2018 Summer League, Moore averaged 6.6 points on 69 percent shooting from the field along with 2.8 boards and two steals. The 23-year-old only appeared in two regular season games for the Pacers and has played a total of nine minutes but clearly general managed R.C. Buford sees something in him that could help the struggling Spurs.
Moore has appeared in 47 games in the G League and has taken a step to begin the season, posting an average stat line of 20 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks through four games. In the midst of a breakout campaign, Moore has secured a place within one of the league’s most coveted franchises in San Antonio.
As the Spurs have moved toward a younger core of players, Moore could provide a boost to the team’s dwindling intensity and hustle.
He’s in the process of coming into his own as a scorer so head coach Gregg Popovich will be able to implement him into the lineup as Moore proves himself in Austin.